Job Title: Waking Nights Support Worker
Salary: £18,767.32- 19,871.28
Location: The Shires, Stretton/ Oakham
If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!
We’re looking for a Residential Childcare worker to join our team at The Shires based in Stretton or Oakham. Someone who is motivated by helping other, patient and resilient would be perfect for this role.
About the School
The Shires consists of three sites all within a 15 minute drive of one another. We have two Special Educational Needs (SEN) Schools and 3 Residential homes. We help care for and support 33 young people aged 11-19 who have been diagnosed with Autism and may have accompanying learning disabilities, behavioural problems or medical conditions.
The ethos of The Shires is very much characterised by a ‘can do’ attitude. We want people who focus on the positive outcome of our children and take responsibility for helping improve the lives of our young people. We share the value of creating a safe and nurturing home and we want people who can be fair and respectful, in order to do the right thing to support everyone in our care.
About the Group
We are part of Acorn Care and Education and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.
Acorn Care and Education provide education and care across 20 schools and 19 residential care homes nationally. Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through a relentless focus on caring and learning.
About the role
Do you want a rewarding Career? To make a positive difference to young people and their lives? Are you patient, empathetic, resilient and supportive? Yes? - We want you!
The Shires currently has an exciting and challenging career opportunity for a Residential Child Care worker, to join the supportive and friendly team.
Shifts are from 20:45 until 08.45 on a rolling 4 night on, 4 night off rota.
During these hours you will be assisting the children throughout the night; help with morning and night routines, assist with any problems or personal care needs the young people may have, make sure the homes are clean and tidy and safeguard all the young people in our care.
Other duties include liaising with other staff, working to agreed care plans and keeping the home clean and tidy.
Who are we looking for?
The Shires need responsible, friendly and caring individuals who has a passion for caring for and ultimately, making a difference to young lives. It will be a challenging yet rewarding role with the opportunity to see the young people progress and develop over time. Don’t worry about being qualified, we will provide you with opportunities to develop your career. All you need is the desire to work with SEN children.
We also need someone who can work well within a team, has great communication skills, can manage their workload and be prepared for the varying difficulties the role may present.
- Provide a safe, caring and healthy environment where children can thrive and develop independence
- promote and celebrate diversity
- Safeguard all young people and support them with their individual and personal needs
- Integrate into the supportive team
- To record a log, details of incidents etc., as required by procedure
Please see the Job description for further responsibilities.
Why work for us?
- Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
- Continuous professional development and training opportunities
- Opportunity for Internal Promotion
- Potential overtime
- Free meals, Parking and Uniform
- 6.6 weeks holiday entitlement
- Life insurance
- Social activities
- “Your Wellbeing Matters” The ability to speak to a councillor for support regarding your mental health.
- Employee Rewards Hub – An app which offers high-street discounts, hints and tips.
Acorn Care and Education are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS. We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for.